Angolan War of Independence facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAngolan War of Independence
|Part of The Portuguese Colonial Wars|
Portuguese troops on patrol in Angola
| National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA)
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)
Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC)
| Estado Novo (Portugal)
|Commanders and leaders|
| Holden Roberto
Silvino Silvério Marques
Camilo Augusto de Miranda Rebocho Vaz
Fernando Augusto Santos e Castro
|Casualties and losses|
|50,000||2,991 killed (1,526 KIA & 1,465 non-combat related)
4,684 with permanent deficiency (physical or psychological)
The Angolan War of Independence was from 1961 to 1975. Angola fought against Portugal. Portugal was making people in Angola farm cotton. Three different groups in Angola were against Portugal. Agostinho Neto was the leader of the war. Portugal was winning the war when the country's government became democratic. An agreement was signed to let Angola become independent.
About three thousand people died because of the war.
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